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Thread: SuSE Linux 11.1 and Broadcom BCM4312

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    Default SuSE Linux 11.1 and Broadcom BCM4312

    Hi,

    I have installed SuSE 11.1 on my system and tried to activate my W-LAN device BCM4312 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller. However, an automatic configuration could not be done in YaSt -> Network devices -> Network settings.

    The UDI line of the devices is as follows:
    UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4315

    In /var/log/boot.msg no specification containing the term "firmware" can be found.

    Is there anyone who could help me in this case?

    Thanks in advance and best regards,

    Roland

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    Default Re: SuSE Linux 11.1 and Broadcom BCM4312

    rollandhommedor wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have installed SuSE 11.1 on my system and tried to activate my W-LAN
    > device BCM4312 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller. However, an automatic
    > configuration could not be done in YaSt -> Network devices -> Network
    > settings.
    >
    > The UDI line of the devices is as follows:
    > UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_4315


    As has been stated many times in this forum, driver b43 does not work with any
    built-in driver.

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    Default Re: SuSE Linux 11.1 and Broadcom BCM4312

    I'm using same wireless chips. I've got my wifi work,what I did just installed Broadcom-wl driver in Yast2,that pulled in a Debug opensuse 11.1 2.6.27.7-9.1 kernal aswell. After installation,a pop-up ask for reboot to activate the new kernal,u'll see a Debug kernal appear on boot screen,choose it,log in to desktop,switch on yr wifi switch,it will work,the rest thing is just find a wifi hot spot,connect with yr Network Manager.
    Dell Latitude D620~Intel Core2Duo T2300 1.66GHz~Intel 945GM~DDR2 667 2GB~openSUSE 12.1 KDE x86.

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    Default Re: SuSE Linux 11.1 and Broadcom BCM4312

    Thanks for your hint. It finally made my WLAN device work

    Roland

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    Default Re: SuSE Linux 11.1 and Broadcom BCM4312

    Quote Originally Posted by marcoslai View Post
    I'm using same wireless chips. I've got my wifi work,what I did just installed Broadcom-wl driver in Yast2,that pulled in a Debug opensuse 11.1 2.6.27.7-9.1 kernal aswell. After installation,a pop-up ask for reboot to activate the new kernal,u'll see a Debug kernal appear on boot screen,choose it,log in to desktop,switch on yr wifi switch,it will work,the rest thing is just find a wifi hot spot,connect with yr Network Manager.

    hi

    this is my kernel:
    uname -a
    Linux linux-6avb 2.6.27.19-3.2-default #1 SMP 2009-02-25 15:40:44 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux



    in Yast, when i search for BROADCOM i have this:

    b43-fwcutter-011-2.49 - Tool for extracting firmware from newer Broadcom WLAN drivers

    /usr/bin/b43-fwcutter
    /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    /usr/share/doc/packages/b43-fwcutter
    /usr/share/doc/packages/b43-fwcutter/README
    /usr/share/man/man1/b43-fwcutter.1.gz



    what else i'm missing?

    sorry for my nubbiness with suse

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    Default Re: SuSE Linux 11.1 and Broadcom BCM4312

    mrtyler81 wrote:
    >
    > what else i'm missing?
    >
    > sorry for my nubbiness with suse


    You need to enable the Packman repository.

    Larry


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    Default Re: SuSE Linux 11.1 and Broadcom BCM4312

    go to the link below and click one click install
    PackMan :: Package details for broadcom-wl
    hope that works

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    Default Re: SuSE Linux 11.1 and Broadcom BCM4312

    I tried to boot into the Debug kernel, but my x server will not start when doing so. The only kernel I can boot into is the default kernel and after installing broadcom-wl I still do not have the wireless device showing up for configuration. When I had Ubuntu installed, everything was much easier. this should be as easy in opensuse as Ubuntu. After all, I am in the same equipment (and opensuse is, for the most part, better, isn't it?)

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    Default Re: SuSE Linux 11.1 and Broadcom BCM4312

    flabbergasted wrote:
    > I tried to boot into the Debug kernel, but my x server will not start
    > when doing so. The only kernel I can boot into is the default kernel and
    > after installing broadcom-wl I still do not have the wireless device
    > showing up for configuration. When I had Ubuntu installed, everything
    > was much easier. this should be as easy in opensuse as Ubuntu. After
    > all, I am in the same equipment (and opensuse is, for the most part,
    > better, isn't it?)


    As always, the down side of using an out-of-kernel driver is that any module
    must match your kernel _EXACTLY_. This situation cannot be altered. It is the
    same in Ubuntu as in openSUSE.

    Look at the output of the 'lsmod' command. If you see the module 'ssb'
    mentioned, that is part of the reason.

    Larry

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    Default Re: SuSE Linux 11.1 and Broadcom BCM4312

    Try opening consile, and running:

    # install_bcm43xx_firmware (login as root)


    This is all I had to do to get my card working.

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